Brett LoGiurato
Sunday July 29th, 2012

U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo ripped former national team member and current analyst Brandi Chastain on Twitter Saturday after taking issue with some of Chastain's critical comments during the U.S.'s 3-0 win over Colombia.

During the broadcast, Chastain had been critical of the team's defense at points. According to USA Today, the source of Solo's ire might be Chastain's comments in the first half on defender Rachel Buehler.

"As a defender, your responsibilities are to defend … win the ball, and then keep possession," Chastain said in the 20th minute of the match. "And that's something that Rachel Buehler actually needs to improve on in this tournament."

Colombia's offense had a few breakaway scoring opportunities in the first half of the U.S.'s win, but they could not score. The U.S. advanced to the quarterfinals with the win.

Perhaps Solo's tensions boiled over because of more comments from Chastain last week. In an interview with the website Larry Brown Sports, Chastain lamented the news of Solo's positive drug test — which Solo said came from an "honest mistake" and only resulted in a public warning from the USADA.

“It’s news that they don’t need,” Chastain told Larry Brown Sports. “As athletes, we have to be more careful. Whether you’ve been told one time something is OK, it’s always good to double and triple and quadruple check. Something as innocuous as a cold medication to clear up the sniffles could derail not only you as an individual, but perhaps a whole team.

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